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 2021-07-24 12:41 

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Governor: Covid subsides in capital...

Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng said the Covid-19 situation in the capital's 14 districts has eased, with only two districts still recording a high number of infections....

 2021-07-24 11:19 

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Official: Cambodia has sufficient oxygen supplies...

A senior Ministry of Health official said Cambodia is fully capable of supplying oxygen to Covid-19 patients in the country, although demands are currently increasing....

 2021-07-24 10:11 

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Japan pledges $3M for education in Cambodia...

The Japanese government will provide a grant of $3 million to Cambodia for scholarships and human resource development in the country for this year....

 2021-07-24 09:10 

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Banteay Meanchey begins Covid home care...

Banteay Meanchey province is set to start home-based treatment for mild Covid-19 cases after receiving the green light from the Ministry of Health, becoming the second after Phnom Penh to begin the practice....

 2021-07-24 08:05 

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Three parties dissolved for inaction...

The Supreme Court on July 12 dissolved three political parties following complaints from the Ministry of Interior....

 2021-07-24 06:44 

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CCF seizes 30,900 liters of fake sanitiser capital...

Officials from the Directorate-General of Consumer Protection, Competition and Fraud Repression (CCF) seized a total of 30,900 litres of counterfeit sanitiser in the capital's Dankgor district on July 22-23....

 2021-07-24 06:44 

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Prey Veng shuts market amid Covid...

The Prey Veng Provincial Administration has decided to shut a Prey Veng town market for two weeks through August 6 after several vendors there tested positive for Covid-19....

 2021-07-24 05:46 

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Capital tackles Covid infections at construction sites...

Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng has ordered enforcement of Covid-19 measures at all construction sites in the capital as many cases have been detected among staff and workers in the sector....

 2021-07-24 05:45 

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32 more Covid deaths, 860 infections in Cambodia...

The Ministry of Health on July 24 reported another 860 Covid-19 cases, 395 of which were imported....

 2021-07-23 13:36 

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Capital extends Covid restrictions...

The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration has decided to extend the suspension of all businesses and occupations deemed as posing high risk of Covid-19 transmission for another two weeks through August 6....

 2021-07-23 13:36 

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Banteay Meanchey extends curfew amid Covid...

Banteay Meanchey provincial governor Um Reatrey has extended administrations and curfew in Poipet town for another two weeks through August 7 to curb the spread of Covid-19....

 2021-07-23 13:35 

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Malware peddlers abuse URL shorteners to target phones: ministry...

The Ministry of Interior's Anti-Cybercrime Department on July 23 warned the public of nefarious, tech savvy opportunists who use URL shortener services to direct people to phishing websites that steal personal information, or initiate malware download...

 2021-07-23 11:38 

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Capital extends restrictive measures amid Covid...

The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration has decided to extend the suspension of all businesses and occupations deemed as posing high risk of Covid-19 transmission for another two weeks through August 6....

 2021-07-23 10:53 

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Kampong Cham logs four new Covid deaths, extends curfew...

Kampong Cham provincial governor Un Chanda has extended restrictive measures for two more weeks through August 5 to curb the spread of Covid-19....

 2021-07-23 10:53 

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Praise the lard: More hog badgers spotted...

Motion-sensitive camera traps deployed across Cambodia's protected areas have captured an encouraging number of greater hog badgers as of late, according to Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra....

 2021-07-23 09:47 

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US' 1M doses of J&J Covid jabs to arrive "soon"...

The US has renewed its pledge to provide more than one million doses of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine to Cambodia, with their shipment expected soon....

 2021-07-23 09:47 

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60 get Covid in Preah Sihanouk after death of infected villager...

Sixty people in Otres commune's Village 3 of Preah Sihanouk province's Stung Hav district have contracted the coronavirus after visiting the family of a deceased villager who was confirmed Covid-19 positive....

 2021-07-23 07:16 

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Smart: Unauthorised number reallocation a foul play by rogue employee...

Smart Axiata Co Ltd, a part of Malaysian-owned Axiata Group Bhd, said it acknowledged an employee's wrongdoing in a case where an active subscriber's mobile phone number was reallocated to a new customer without the previous owner's consent or...

 2021-07-23 07:15 

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Hun Sen to welcome Japan's AstraZeneca jabs tonight...

Prime Minister Hun Sen will be present at Phnom Penh International Airport tonight to personally receive one million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine donated by Japan for the fight against Covid-19....

 2021-07-23 07:15 

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Two luxury hotels latest quarantine options for inbound travellers...

The Inter-Ministerial Committee to Combat Covid-19 has designated two luxury hotels as alternative quarantine options for travellers who wish to enter Cambodia through Phnom Penh International Airport Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel & Residence and the Courtyard b...

 2021-07-23 04:57 

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India raids media firms critical of government...

Indian tax authorities on July 22 raided a prominent newspaper and a TV channel that have been critical of the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, triggering accusations of intimidation....

 2021-07-23 04:03 

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CMAC's demining missions set to continue despite Covid infections...

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) said unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance actions will continue as usual, despite some officials having tested positive for Covid-19 recently....

 2021-07-23 04:03 

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Minister appeals for more donations to Kantha Bopha...

Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth, who is also chairman of the board of trustees of Kantha Bopha Foundation in Cambodia, urged the public to continue supporting the the Kantha Bopha Children's Hospital, which treated children free of ch...

 2021-07-23 04:03 

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Startup to make home waste disposal better...

A startup waste management company founded by women Compost City is working to enhance household waste disposal by increasing the practice of home composting in the Kingdom, a practice they claim has the potential to reduce landfill waste by up to 80 per ...

 2021-07-23 04:03 

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Kingdom buys 5M Chinese vaccines for children 12-17...

The government has purchased an additional five million doses of Covid-19 vaccine from China to vaccinate the 12-17 age group in a bid to reopen schools, with their shipments expected in August and September....

 2021-07-23 04:03 

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NGO: Nearly 1K workers get Covid in Thailand...

A senior Cambodian official said the exact number of Cambodian workers in Thailand infected with Covid-19 was uncertain, but an NGO monitor in Thailand claimed there could be as many as 9,000 workers who have contracted the disease....

 2021-07-23 04:03 

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Six prisoners across country die from Covid...

A total of six inmates have died of Covid-19 across Cambodia to date, including the latest case recorded early this week in Banteay Meanchey provincial prison, where the first case was reported early this month....

 2021-07-23 04:03 

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Gov't: Smart deactivating active plans...

The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications on July 22 said it found that Cambodia's leading mobile operator Smart Axiata Co Ltd violated procedures for acquiring new numbers to allocate to new customers, deactivating numbers in use by active subscri...

 2021-07-23 04:03 

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UN urges school reopenings...

The UN in Cambodia has encouraged the government to prioritise school reopening as soon as possible to avoid further declines in human capital development....

 2021-07-23 04:03 

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Kingdom seeks support for Mekong-Ganga museum...

Cambodia called on other member states under the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC) framework Thailand, Vietnam, Lao, Myanmar and India to support the rehabilitation of the MGC Asian Traditional Textile Museum (MGCATTM) in Siem Reap province as its operations...

 2021-07-22 05:11 

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20 more Covid deaths, 811 infections in Cambodia...

The Ministry of Health on July 22 reported another 811 Covid-19 cases, 300 of which were imported....

 2021-07-22 04:19 

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Indonesians mark grim Eid al-Adha as crisis deepens...

Indonesians prayed outside mosques and slaughtered goats to commemorate a sombre Eid al-Adha festival on July 20 despite efforts to stop mass gatherings as coronavirus deaths skyrocket in one of the world's worst-hit countries....

 2021-07-22 04:19 

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Beijing ties teamwork on climate to US links...

Beijing on July 21 said climate cooperation with Washington will depend on the overall strength of Sino-US relations, after US climate star John Kerry urged China to curb emissions quickly....

 2021-07-22 03:32 

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Alert system warns people of pending disasters nationwide...

People living in lowland areas bordering the Tonle Sap Lake, along the Mekong River, and northeastern provinces should register with the government's early warning system, first vice-president of National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) Kun K...

 2021-07-22 03:32 

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Cigarette warnings 'effective'...

Picture and text warnings on cigarette packs have been effective in encouraging smokers to quit smoking, but failure to enforce companies to change the current health warning will not encourage people to quit smoking and smokers are more susceptible to co...

 2021-07-22 03:32 

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Human trafficking clampdowns up in first half of 2021, official says...

The Ministry of Interior has reiterated its call for people to refrain from crossing the border to find work in Thailand amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic....

 2021-07-22 03:32 

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Siem Reap plastic waste campaign nets nearly 2,000 bags, NGO says...

More than 300 families from fishing communities in Siem Reap province's Puok district have joined a campaign to collect plastic waste from areas around the Tonle Sap Lake and their houses....

 2021-07-22 03:31 

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Information ministry and Sputnik train civil servants...

A second online training session for 35 civil servants in the field of journalism was arranged by the Ministry of Information in cooperation with the Russian news agency Sputnik on July 19. The session was held under the theme "How to Verify Informati...

 2021-07-22 03:31 

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Excess supply turns crude oil price bearish amid new Delta variant concerns...

Crude oil prices on Monday dipped to a low of $65.53 a barrel after trading at a record high of $76.93 earlier this month as the new Delta variant of the coronavirus threatens economic growth across the globe....

 2021-07-22 03:31 

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China gives $2.5M grant to CMAC...

China has provided a grant of $2.5 million to support the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) ordnance clearance operations....

 2021-07-22 02:21 

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'I'll pour coffee on your face': Philippines' Duterte scoffs at claim that China made him president...

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to file cases against the Southeast Asian country's former top diplomat, Alberto del Rosario, as he defended his victory in the 2016 presidential elections from allegations it was due to China's ...

 2021-07-21 05:19 

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Cambodia logs 19 more Covid deaths, 812 infections...

The Ministry of Health on July 21 reported another 812 Covid-19 cases, 279 of which were imported....

 2021-07-21 04:07 

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Cambodia Airways ferries gov't Covid aid to Vietnam...

The Kingdom on July 19 dispatched nearly 10 tonnes of medical supplies via Cambodia Airways to Vietnam, in a spirit of solidarity to combat the Covid-19 pandemic....

 2021-07-21 04:05 

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Pegasus scandal shows risk of Israel's spy-tech diplomacy, experts say...

Reports that Israel-made Pegasus spyware has been used to monitor activists, journalists and politicians around the world highlight the diplomatic risks of nurturing and exporting "oppressive technology", experts warned on July 19....

 2021-07-21 04:04 

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Six logistics centres planned south of Cambodian border...

The Vietnamese Mekong Delta province of Long An plans to set up six logistics centres to meet transportation, and export and import demands, according to the provincial Department of Industry and Trade. The centres are also expected to help local firms im...

 2021-07-21 04:04 

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'$1M' of damages in Kep market fire...

A devastating fire at White Horse Market in Kep province's O'Krasar commune on the evening of July 19 destroyed 121 stalls and caused more than $1 million in damages, but no one was injured or killed in the incident....

 2021-07-21 04:03 

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Cambodia backs Japan over joint statement on sustainable food system...

The government supported a joint statement on "Sustainable Agricultural Productions and Food System" initiated by Japan as it complements Cambodia's Agriculture Sector Strategic Development Plan and Policy 2030....

 2021-07-21 04:03 

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Beijing: US' Microsoft hack claims 'fabricated'...

China on July 20 said the US had "fabricated" allegations it carried out a massive Microsoft hack, countering that Washington was the "world champion" of cyberattacks while chiding US allies for signing up to a rare joint statement of cond...

 2021-07-21 04:03 

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PM sends condolences to Germany over deadly flood...

Prime Minister Hun Sen sent a message on July 19 expressing condolences to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the German people after flooding killed hundreds there and left thousands more missing....

 2021-07-21 04:03 

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BRED Group backs Cambodia...

Bank set for growth as owners reaffirm commitment to the Kingdom...

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